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KMUW News is a team of dedicated on-air and digital reporters working to tell the stories of Wichita and its residents.

Three years in a row, the Kansas Association of Broadcasters named KMUW Radio Station of the Year, the most prestigious award for major markets in the state. Our reporters have been honored for their work by regional and national organizations like KAB, the Radio Television Digital News Association, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated and the Alliance for Women in Media.

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The two candidates running for Kansas' U.S. Senate seat met for a debate Thursday night hosted by KMUW and KWCH Channel 12. Republican U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall and Democratic state Sen. Barbara Bollier were asked to share their positions on issues such as the government response to the pandemic; health care and the Affordable Care Act; taxes; and law enforcement.

TOPEKA — Health care workers and long-term care residents will be among those who will get the coronavirus vaccine first in Kansas, a draft plan shows.

Kansas’ 45-page plan was filed in the past week with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Other groups that will be prioritized for the initial rounds of vaccinations include people with underlying medical conditions, people 65 and older and essential workers.

Amazon is planning to build two fulfillment centers in Kansas, including one in Park City, just north of Wichita.

Seattle-based Amazon said Friday that the centers combined will create 1,000 jobs with a minimum starting salary of $15 an hour. The other center will be in Kansas City, Kansas.

“Today’s Amazon announcement further proves why Kansas can offer prospective businesses the kind of workforce, infrastructure, and central location that can compete with anywhere in the country,” Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said in a statement.

Unofficial results have been posted. Listen to KMUW 89.1 FM on Wednesday morning for analysis on local and statewide races. 

Although both the Democratic and Republican parties ditched their presidential primaries this year, there are still several significant races on Kansas primary ballots on Aug. 4 — and plenty of down-ballot races that need deciding, too.

The Range | July 17, 2020

Jul 18, 2020

You never know who you'll get to talk to while waiting for a bus in Wichita — this week on The Range, we meet an aspiring hip hop artist.

We also enjoy one of the few summer traditions not canceled by the coronavirus: a visit to the sweet corn stand.

As the 2020 election season approaches, KMUW's Election Blueprint will bring you the news and information you need to be an informed and engaged voter. This first video addresses how to check your voter registration status, how to update your registration, and how to register.

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With the situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic changing rapidly, we’re compiling news and information here about COVID-19. For more community updates, reopening plans and public health orders, check out our COVID-19 Resource Center.

How many known cases are in Kansas?

As of Oct. 23, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has confirmed 76,230 cases of COVID-19 (+1,774 since last report), and 975 deaths (+23). The positive test rate is 8.1%. KDHE gives a live update on its Facebook page every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2 p.m.

More than 540,000 other people have tested negative for COVID-19. 

Sedgwick County, which includes confirmed cases not finalized in KDHE's count, says as of Oct. 23 there have been 10,601 confirmed cases (+160 since last report) and 127 deaths. The positive test rate is 9.9%. The county no longer reports active cases or recoveries. 

The U.S. has had more than 8.4 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, and more than 223,000 deaths. 

KMUW and the Kansas News Service received a total of three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for excellence in journalism.

We'll be updating this page with unofficial election results as they come in. Check this page or listen to KMUW 89.1 FM throughout election night and Wednesday morning for results and analysis on local and statewide races. A full list of statewide results can be found at the Kansas secretary of state's website. Need to catch up? Check out KMUW's 2018 election coverage page.

We'll be updating this page with unofficial election results as they come in. Check back throughout the night or listen to KMUW 89.1 FM on Wednesday morning for more results and analysis on local and statewide races. A full list of statewide results can be found at the Kansas secretary of state's website. Need to catch up? Check out KMUW's 2018 election coverage page.